Full Size Café Doors with Double Action Hardware-
Are you looking for double action hinges where you can maximize the door height, we have the answer. The best hinges to allow for max height and width is the Bommer 7800 series. There are several variations of this hinge, so let us explain the hinges, so you can use the best hinge for your application. There will still be gap using these hinges, but these are the smallest gaps possible with double action hinges with full height doors.
These hinges can be used for single swing doors as well as double swing doors. Max door width is 36”. Gaps will be ¼” on the sides between the door jamb and door. Gaps in the height vary based on jamb mount and floor mount. The floor mount is going to have a smaller bottom gap of 9/16"; jamb mount bottom gap is 11/16”. The top gap for both floor and jamb mount is 1/4". Gap in the center of double doors is ¼”. All gaps have a tolerance of +/- 1/8”. All hinges have a 36” max width and 90 lb door rating.
Horizontal Spring Pivot: If you are mounting the doors into a traditional door opening and full height, then you will need a Bommer 7811, 7813, 7812 or 7814. The top pivot hinge will mount to the door header. Here is an explanation on the different options available.
Best Application for Commercial Grade Horizontal Spring Pivot Hinges
Commercial Grade Horizontal Spring pivot hinges are manufactured by Bommer Industries and often referred to as a 7800 series hinge. These are proudly manufactured in the USA. Offered in a variety of finishes, including Primed, Brass, Satin Chrome, Oil Rubbed Bronze and Bright Black.
How Commercial Grade Horizontal Spring Pivot Hinges work?
These bommer hinges work perfectly for full length saloon doors, where maximum door coverage is desired. These hinges are recessed into the doors and into the header, see instructions for further details. They can withstand a commercial application though also popular in a residential setting. The Commercial Grade Gravity hinge has a load weight of 90 lbs per door. These saloon door hinges allow the door to swing open in either direction and automatically return the doors to the center position. The hinge allows for the doors to hold open at approximately 75-90 degrees in either direction. These hinges also allow for doors up to 36" wide. These hinges are sold individually.
Installing Commercial Grade Horizontal Spring Pivot Hinges
These Commercial Grade Horizontal Spring pivot hinges allow for a clean look and still have the feature of the double action functionality. This Bommer hinge comes with several mounting options: floor and header, jamb and header, jamb and jamb, and floor and jamb. If you are purchasing custom doors, you just need to give us your overall door opening size and select the height of doors you would like. We will provide the correct hinges to install the doors. Please note: to get the hinges that install to the door header you will need to purchase doors no less than 1" shorter than your overall door opening height.
Please follow all instructions included with the hinges, including clearances required. Here are the links to all the installation instructions:
Pro Tip: We recommend pre-drilling all holes before installing the hardware.
Trouble-shooting Commercial Grade Horizontal Spring Pivot Hinges
These bommer hinges have an adjustable spring, you can adjust the spring to make the doors swing faster or slower. These hinges allow for the tallest door, but there will still be a small gap above and below the doors. This allows the hinges to work properly and clearance for the swinging action.